Our Charities


Child’s Play
Since 2003, over 100,000 gamers worldwide have banded together through Child’s Play, a community based charity grown and nurtured from the game culture and industry. Over 5 million dollars in donations of toys, games, books and cash for sick kids in children’s hospitals across North America and the world have been collected since our inception.
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation is the worldwide leader for research to cure type 1 diabetes. It sets the global agenda for diabetes research, and is the largest charitable funder and advocate of diabetes science worldwide.
Toys for Tots
The primary goal of the Foundation is the same as that of the overall Toys for Tots Program: i.e. – to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them into becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens.
Children’s Therapy Center
Children’s Therapy Center (CTC) provides quality therapy services for infants, children, and teens ages birth to twenty-one. At CTC, our goal is to help children achieve their full potential. In a warm and caring environment we provide effective therapy services for children. Families play an important role as team members, setting goals, participating in therapy sessions and carrying over therapuetic activities into family and community life.
Homeward Pet
Homeward Pet is a nonprofit, no-kill animal shelter serving the Seattle area.
Our mission is to give homeless animals a second chance through our rescue, shelter, and adoption programs.
Leukemia Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services. LLS’s mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Since the first funding in 1954, LLS has awarded more than $680 million in research funding.
Wishing Star
Established in 1983, Wishing Star Foundation grants wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses between the ages of 3 and 21, living in Eastern and Central Washington and Idaho. A child does not need to be terminal to qualify for a wish.
Overlake Service League
Over the years, Overlake Service League has worked closely with the community to provide assistance for immediate needs as well as programs that build better futures.
Seattle Children’s Hospital * Research * Foundation.
Step inside Seattle Children’s and enter a unique world. We are a compassionate community where skilled physician-researchers, nurses and staff partner with patients and families to help every child live their best life.Amid the child-friendly, life-size giraffes and elephants that greet you at the door, there is a buzz — an energy and perseverance that define our community. We are united by a compelling mission: to prevent, treat and eliminate pediatric disease.
KCTS 9 first went on the air on Dec. 7, 1954, broadcasting from the campus of the University of Washington and using equipment donated by KING-TV owner Dorothy Bullitt.
KBTC public television enriches lives through programs and services that entertain, educate, inspire and are locally relevant. Our programs reflect the diverse values and perspectives of Western Washington communities.
Make A Wish
Since 1980, the Make-A-Wish Foundation® has enriched the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions through its wish-granting work. The Foundation’s mission reflects the life-changing impact that a Make-A-Wish® experience has on children, families, referral sources, donors, sponsors, and entire communities.